Refers to the Desktop Environment used by default up until Ubuntu 11.04, at which point it became an option to use the environment at the login screen. (package: gnome-session-fallback)

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Location of Gnome Classic (metacity) quicklaunch shortcuts?

What is the directory that .desktop files are copied to when a .desktop file is dragged to the Gnome Clasic quicklaunch bar? I would like to be able to modify them
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How to move window buttons from left to right side of title bar in Gnome Classic?

How to move the window buttons (close, minimise, maximise) from the left side of the title bar to the right side in Gnome Classic 12.10? gconf-editor (apps > metacity etc) doesn't work. Nor does ...
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Is GNOME classic (no effects) faster than Unity 2D?

Is GNOME classic (no effects) faster than Unity 2D?
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Skype Nofitication Icon on Gnome Session Fallback (12.04)

I have the Ubuntu 12.04.2 installed on my machine. I also have Skype 4.2.0.11 installed. Skype icon won't appear on the notification panel (upper right). I can't see a way to get it working. Anyone ...
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How to use Gnome in Ubuntu 13.04

How do I use Gnome in Ubuntu 13.04? I tried the following from this site: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback But it seems to be buggy, alt+tab doesn't even work and when I'm grabbing a ...
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How do I get rid of the Unity Dash in Gnome classic?

I tried to enable Compiz features like wobbly windows and Desktop cube, but doing so Compiz crashed. After it restarted Dash was started as well. I logged of and back onto my Gnome classic ...
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fglrx causes fallback mode, doesn't work

I made a fresh install to Ubuntu 12.10 a while ago and tried to install the fglrx via software-properties-gtk. But when I install and restart one of the new versions, I can't acces unity (only desktop ...
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Installed Gnome but I don't want gnome 3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? I installed gnome because I liked the old gnome, but I installed Gnome 3, and even when I go into gnome classic, I can't right click the ...
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Home directory messed up

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 12.04. For some reason, i backed-up my home directory contents to another directory(say bkp dir). Precisely, I moved Documents, Pictures, Downloads, etc.. to bkp ...
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Why does the “d” key minimizes and restores the terminal?

I have a remote system on which I defined two accounts - an administrator and a standard user. The machine was fallbacked from Unity to GNOME. I use vnc4server to remotely connect to the system, and ...
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Compiz profile is screwed up when switching from Unity to GNOME Classic

Gnome Classic defaults to using metacity (at least, for me). When I activate compiz (compiz --replace), the unity panel and launcher show up. This is due to Unity being a compiz plugin. Is there any ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for switching language input method no longer works after updates

As part of a string of problems with recent updates in Gnome Flashback (like this, and this), after an update a day or so ago, the shortcut keys I have assigned for switching between Japanese and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome Metacity Fallback doesn't update Background

The gnome metacity fallback doesn't update the background producing a Windows XP-esque effect: I first thought this was a problem with my gnome configuration. I deleted my config and cleaned up my ...
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How do I add a d-bus command as a global shortcut in Gnome (classic)?

How do I add a d-bus command as a global shortcut in Gnome (classic)? I can do it in KDE, it gives an option to add a new shortcut as a d-bus command. I do not want to write a script just for this.
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How to get Update-Notifications when using Gnome Fallback on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin?

one of my friends is using Gnome Fallback ( activated by installing gnome-panel ). Problem is that he does not get notifications about updates anymore. Well, we could set up automatic updates in the ...
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Why does the network indicator become invisible (one-pixel wide) in Gnome-Classic on 11.10?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10, and when running in GNOME Classic I no longer see an icon for the nm-applet in the top panel. However the applet is running: jsteele@jsteele-00:~$ ps aux | grep nm-applet ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 as VMware Player guest OS has window redraw issues

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 64bit as a guest OS inside VMware Player 4.0.2 on a Windows 7 64 bit host OS. I have the latest VMware Tools installed (reinstalled it just in case). I'm using Gnome Classic, ...
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I cant install gnome classic or the shell one

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information...Done Package gnome-shell is not available, but is referred to by another package. ...
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Gnome Session Fallback with Compiz -> Alt Click on Panel

As described here is is possible to enable the window snapping by activating Compiz. However this also disables the Alt+ ability on the panel. So after activating Compiz it is not possible anymore to ...
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Repeated / Stretched Top Panel with Gnome Classic

Has anyone seen something like what is shown in this screenshot (the back of the top panel is repeated before the panel itself is shown)? I'm using: Ubuntu 11.10 Switched to Gnome Classic Dual ...
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How do I get my window frames back in Gnome Flashback?

Sometimes I wonder if there's a conspiracy to kill Gnome Flashback because it feels like it's been constantly beset with problems since the emergence of both Gnome 3's new look and Unity. As in a ...
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Gnome 3 Nautilus - Custom bookmarks

I'm just upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome 3 Classic. Could you say me how I can create bookmark [link or signet] on the left navigation panel of Nautilus ? Before upgrading I had a bookmarks ...
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No Time in Top Panel (Gnome Classic)

I've been using Ubuntu with Gnome Classic for a while and I've noticed recently that in the "Indicator Applet Complete" in the Top Panel, my name and the clock have disappeared. I think it happened ...
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Minimise button gone

This is really weird. I just followed this tutorial: http://ubuntuportal.com/2012/05/install-elementary-desktop-environment-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts.html and it didn't work. My computer is all back to ...
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Changing the form and arrangement of the workspaces

Lets say that I have 4 workspaces in a row, which are looking like this: How can I make the workspaces look like this? So, if I am for example (I'm talking about the purple figure) on the ...
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Where are the shortcuts listed under the Places menu stored?

How can I edit the contents of the Places menu on Ubuntu 12.10? For example, say I didn't have any videos and wanted to remove the shortcut to Videos?
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Remove Ubuntu Logo in upperleft hand corner of Gnome Classic

I really want to customize the bar at the top of ubuntu. My first "problem" is that I can't figure out how to change the logo in the upper left hand corner. Any ideas? EDIT: I'm trying to change it ...
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caffeine works but not for quodlibet

I have caffeine installed, and it works just fine in gnome-classic (no effects) for preventing sleeping for most processes. For example "vlc", "mplayer", and "totem" all work. I cannot get it to ...
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How do I have different wallpapers for different sessions?

I have two sessions - Unity and Gnome Fallback on my laptop. I'm using Unity in portable mode and gnome fallback with second display at home. And I want different wallpapers for Unity and fallback ...
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It is possible to change the icon theme on a remastered live cd?

writing a *.override file in /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas doesn change anything. If i edit the xml file the system will crash.
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How can I change my Nautilus and icon themes back to what I had before? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Appearance does not change on switching the theme For some reason, from about a few days ago, windows and icons look like Linux circa 1995. I tried resetting my theme ...
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Netbook Launcher [closed]

I'm using ubuntu 11.10 with gnome 3 in fallback mode, how can I install and launch ubuntu netbook launcher? I Found in synapting Package Manager, Netbook-launcher package, but when I try to launch it ...
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Can't get classic gnome desktop set permanently?

I have followed instructions to set the gnome classic as default desktop permanently here: How to make gnome classic the default desktop using command line tools? But every time I reboot the ubuntu ...
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How to do window placement without the numpad?

I have a computer without a numberpad, I would love to be able to do the window placement thing (example Ctrl+Alt+KP1). Is there a way I can reset the shortcuts for this?
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compiz hiding unity and all menus

After updating to Ubuntu 11.10, I was severly disturbed by Dash and wanted to go back to Ubuntu Classic. So I tried to read up, and found Compiz SettingsManager. In there, I clicked "on" never hide ...
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New to Ubuntu but have two problems

I have just installed Ubuntu and I am very pleased, however I have two problems: I don't have Unity so ran the test and I have been told: Not software rendered: no GLX texture from pixmap: no Unity ...
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Switch between Classic and new workspace windows (how do I)?

How do I switch back to Classic view from updated view? Installed with Classic view. It ran, but when updated it switched windows view. I cannot drag any apps to workspace and cannot install bars at ...
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Color settings keep popping up by themselves

Recently, my Ubuntu 14.04 installation is showing a very irritating behavior: every few minutes, the color settings window just pops up out of the blue. It says: "Each device needs an up to date ...
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How do I call gnome-session-quit with countdown from Unity?

To be able to shutdown with a keyboard shortcut we can assign gnome-session-quit ---power-off to a custom shortcut. In Unity this will lead to the following dialog: Then we need another at least ...
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Turning off auto-maximizing of windows in 14.04

I know this has been asked for other Ubuntu releases, but the solutions posted are not working for me in 14.04. I've installed CCSM and turned off the grid option, but the windows still maximize when ...
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Ibus m17n languages not seen in 14.04 gnome-classic

Input methods of ibus-m17n can't be selected from Text Entry Settings in gnome-classic desktop environment. But it can be selected when logged in to Unity. Is there a problem between gnome-classic and ...
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how to troubleshoot the Gnome Classic Session?

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and the Gnome 3 stable + next + staging PPAs. So I have Gnome 3.12 installed and it works OK apart from one issue: In GDM I have the Gnome and Gnome Classic ...
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Binding Synapse shortcut to key-release instead of key-press

Background So I've already referred a question that demonstrates how to bind the Synapse launcher to the "Super (Win) Key". (Can I change Synapse shortcut to Super/Windows key alone?) The problem is ...
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Unbind Alt-Click (gnome classic)

Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome classic. Trying to unbind/change < Altclick-1 > that moves windows (reason being another app is using that and anyway I want to change it). But couldn't find it in How to ...
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Problem with gnome appearance

I am trying to configure my ubuntu (13.10) to get this appearance: I ran into a few problems. 13.10 uses unity. I followed a tutorial to change it to gnome-classic (as that is what I thought I was ...
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Skype notification icon in gnome desktop not updating

Running Skype 4.2.0.13 gnome-desktop on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 3.8.0-35-generic. My Skype status icon in the notification area is there, but is whited-out and never changes, regardless of my online ...
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All display managers boot into Gnome Classic (No effects)

I've tried both gdm and lightgdm but no matter what I do, I get logged in to Gnome Classic (No Effects). The terminal's transparency is a nuisance here and I completely do not want to work on anything ...
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How to disable Notifications [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-fallback-session. The notifications that come up all the time are very annoying. They even come when a song is changed. I couldn't find the place to disable it. In ...
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genome-panel top deleted accidentally ubuntu 13.04

One of my friend accidentally deleted gnome-panel top panel. First I tried to restore using gnome-panel --replace but did not succeeded then I re-install gnome-panel after a clean uninstall but ...
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How to change panels font color in gnome-classic?

I'm using gnome-session-fallback on Quantal. I recently installed the Moka theme. Love it, but the panel font color is almost the same as the background color. I tried adding a CSS rule to ...